2021 British Open Picks
If you want to read about the latest odds and betting data for the British Open, I suggest you check out our preview for the event here, but if you want quick data-led picks you’ve come to the right place. As we mention above, Rick Gehman will join Geoff Fienberg on our bumper British Open preview tomorrow, so make sure you’re back tomorrow to watch that. But, let’s get stuck in to the British Open with our top two picks now.
If you want to discuss who’s been the best golfer on the planet in 2021, it’s hard to look away from Jordan Spieth. Spieth has returned to the top tier of golf this year with some rock solid form all season long. The highlight was no doubt the win at the Valero Texas Open where he returned to the winners circle for the first time since winning the British Open in 2017.
Since that win in Texas, you may think that Spieth has been a little quiet, but in the six events following, Spieth’s long game has been on fire, he’s just lacking with the putter. In his last six events, he has gained strokes with his driving, his approach play and his short game around the greens. There’s no doubting Spieth will be tough to beat this week if he can get his flat stick working.
Jordan Spieth has an impressive record at the Open Championship, winning once in 2017, has two top 10’s in his last 5 starts and has never missed a cut. The British Open suits his game much better than a US Open and he’s got to be worth a wager at odds of 20/1.
When it comes to betting on major championships over the past six years, there’s been one man that has dominated the game. That man is Brooks Koepka. Brooks has picked up four major titles in that time and has ten top 10 finishes on top of that, including eight top 5 finishes! It’s a staggering record in the game’s biggest events.
Heading in to the 2021 British Open, Brooks Koepka has finished T2 at the PGA Championship behind Phil Mickelson and T4 at the US Open behind Jon Rahm. The incredible major form has continued after struggling with injury at the start of the year. Sitting in 3rd place in the PGA Tour's Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green stat, we know that will hold him in good stead and similar to Jordan Spieth, Koepka is a good putting week away from claiming a fifth major title.
Unsurprisingly, Brooks Koepka has a strong record at the Open Championship too, he’s one of just three players in the field that have three top 10 finishes in the last five British Opens, on top of that, he’s made the cut in the last five British Opens too. Koepka has plenty of experience playing in Europe having started his career across the pond playing on the Challenge Tour before coming back to the PGA Tour.